Tbilisi Jazz Festival brings world talent to local stage

Celebrated American trumpeter Nicholas Payton's trio will perform at this year's Tbilisi Jazz Festival. Photo from Lawrence Sumulong/JALC.
Agenda.ge, 10 Nov 2016 - 14:56, Tbilisi,Georgia

Concert venues in Georgia's capital are gearing up to host a line-up of global jazz stars over four days for the 2016 Tbilisi Jazz Festival.

Later this evening the 2016 Tbilisi Jazz Festival will officially launch and continue until November 13. This year is the 19th annual festival and during the four-day event two international artists and two bands will showcase their award-winning skills and sound.

The festival will open with a show at the Tbilisi Concert Hall by Jamie Cullum - an Englishman lauded as the most successful British jazz artist of all time. The young Grammy-winning artist will perform in Georgia for the first time after his scheduled performance at this year's Black Sea Jazz Festival in July was cancelled.

Cullum boasts numerous awards and nominations from various music events across the world and has sold over 10 million albums worldwide. A recipient of two Golden Globe Awards and GQ magazine's Man of the Year nominations, Cullum will play in Tbilisi following his appearance at the 2016 Personal Fest in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires.

The Georgian jazz festival will then move to the Tbilisi Event Hall for the second show of the annual event, where the November 11 concert will feature the Nicholas Payton Trio, led by American trumpeter and pianist Nicholas Payton.



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